Kristen Doute added to the outlet, "She deserves a break. She had pep in her step the other day and she was really kind to me yesterday, so I feel like it's some weight lifted off her shoulders for her to have a hot minute to herself."
Katie Maloney-Schwartz also noticed a change in LVP as she explained to Access, "Overall, her mood is a lot brighter now."
LVP has been open about her decision to step away from RHOBH in several interviews this month. She also hinted at a possible exit during an interview for the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 9 After Show (clip above). Andy Cohen revealed she was not at the Season 9 reunion, later saying, "I am so glad that we will continue to see more of Lisa in all of her glory on Vanderpump Rules. I mean, I guess that’s what mitigates the loss of her from Beverly Hills."
And you can bet Tom Sandoval is more than happy for the chance to hang out more with his longtime boss. "I'm sure filming something where she's that much in the mix [like on RHOBH], I'm sure it can be hard," he told Extra. "She can spend more time with the kids... We support any of Lisa's decisions."
Ariana Madix also mirrored a sentiment that Lisa has shared about how difficult Season 9 of RHOBH has been for her in the wake of her brother's passing, with the SURver telling Extra, "Last year was really tough on her."
Sandoval also spoke to Us Weekly about Lisa's RHOBH exit, adding, “Honestly, if you’re in a place where you’re not happy and you’re stressed out all the time, I mean, you got to look out for your mental health, physical health... You’ve got to look out for yourself."
You can check out more from LVP on Season 9 of RHOBH, below.